ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java


This sample demonstrates how to project a point from one spatial reference to another.

Being able to project between spatial references is fundamental to a GIS. An example of when you would need to re-project data is if you had data in two different spatial references, but wanted to perform an intersect analysis with the GeometryEngine::intersect function. This function takes two geometries as parameters, and both geometries must be in the same spatial reference. If they are not, you could first use GeometryEngine::project to convert the geometries so they match.

How it works

To project a geometry to another spatial reference:

  1. Call the static method, GeometryEngine.project, passing in the original Geometry and a SpatialReference to project to.


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package com.esri.samples.geometry.project;

import java.text.DecimalFormat;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.Point2D;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.input.MouseButton;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Envelope;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Geometry;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.GeometryEngine;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.SpatialReference;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.SpatialReferences;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.Callout;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.Graphic;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.GraphicsOverlay;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.symbology.SimpleMarkerSymbol;

public class ProjectSample extends Application {

  private MapView mapView;

  public void start(Stage stage) {

    try {
      // create stack pane and application scene
      StackPane stackPane = new StackPane();
      Scene scene = new Scene(stackPane);

      // set title, size, and add scene to stage
      stage.setTitle("Project Sample");

      // create a map with a web mercator basemap
      ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap(SpatialReference.create(3857));
      mapView = new MapView();

      // zoom to Minneapolis
      Geometry startingEnvelope = new Envelope(-10995912.335747, 5267868.874421, -9880363.974046, 5960699.183877,

      // create a graphics to show the input location
      GraphicsOverlay graphicsOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

      // create a red marker symbol for the input point
      final SimpleMarkerSymbol markerSymbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbol.Style.CIRCLE, 0xFFFF0000, 5);
      Graphic inputPointGraphic = new Graphic();

      DecimalFormat decimalFormat = new DecimalFormat("#.00000");

      // show the input location where the user clicks on the map
      mapView.setOnMouseClicked(e -> {
        if (e.isStillSincePress() && e.getButton() == MouseButton.PRIMARY) {
          Point2D point2D = new Point2D(e.getX(), e.getY());
          // show the clicked location on the map with a graphic
          Point originalPoint = mapView.screenToLocation(point2D);
          // project the web mercator point to WGS84 (WKID 4326)
          Point projectedPoint = (Point) GeometryEngine.project(originalPoint, SpatialReference.create(4236));
          // show the original and projected point coordinates in a callout from the graphic
          Callout callout = mapView.getCallout();
          String ox = decimalFormat.format(originalPoint.getX());
          String oy = decimalFormat.format(originalPoint.getY());
          String px = decimalFormat.format(projectedPoint.getX());
          String py = decimalFormat.format(projectedPoint.getY());
          callout.setDetail("Original: " + ox + ", " + oy + "\n" + "Projected: " + px + ", " + py);
          callout.showCalloutAt(inputPointGraphic, originalPoint);

      // add the map view to the stack pane
    } catch (Exception e) {
      // on any error, display the stack trace.

   * Stops and releases all resources used in application.
  public void stop() {

    if (mapView != null) {

   * Opens and runs application.
   * @param args arguments passed to this application
  public static void main(String[] args) {



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